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I started attending Weight Watchers over 40 yrs. ago, when I was in high school. WOW...that makes me sound really OLD! The closest meeting was 90 miles- one way! My mother and I went together. I think she was doing it more for me than for her. She didn't want me to experience life as a fat person like she had. I guess I wasn't ready back then. In my mid-20's I went back to WW, and took off 75 lb. I didn't recognize the person that I saw in the mirror. I went thru a dramatic physical change, but never really accepted my weight loss emotionally. I'd never had to deal with attention from the opposite sex, or jealousy from other women. I didn't even know how to accept a compliment. I gradually gained the weight back. It made me feel safe. Over the years I have lost 50 lb here...75 lb there, but I would always gain it back, +more, of course. I finally get it. Weight loss is not just physical...it's mental, and emotional. Even spiritual. I have all of the tools that I need here at SparkPeople, and at my WW meetings. I'm not afraid of failing. I'm not afraid of succeeding! It took me 40 years to get to this place- IT*SNEVER2LATE!!! --------------------------------- *TRIBUTE TO BETTY~* Betty Boop is a legend we grew up with and a lady with class, She can be a cowgirl or princess,quiet or sometimes full of sass. We can decide her mood for the day and create her image anew, She's got clothes most only dream of, that's what we love to do. Our imagination's can travel far with Betty Boop, So here's to you Betty,a big "Boop-Oop-A-Doop"! ------------------------------

Member Since: 7/30/2006

Fitness Minutes: 1,188

My Goals:
Set short-term goals to
lower my blood sugar levels- OFF my insulin as of Jan/2011 WOO HOO!

Lose the weight slowly (as if I have a choice!)

Eat every 3-4 hrs to keep my blood sugar level.

Track my food intake & Fitness mins.

Eat breakfast within 1 hr. after waking.


















My Program:
Doing WW. I like the flexibility of the program, & learning how to make healthy choices, yet still be able to splurge when I chose. Will attend my meetings weekly. I also have a couple of WW SparkTeams that I joined. WW & Sparks go great together.
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Start out moderate on my recumbent exercise bike, say 30 mins. 3-4X/Week. I have a Tai Chi DVD I'm gonna try.












Personal Information:
I keep FAITH at the center of my life. I want to be able to enjoy the last 1/3rd of my life...hiking, road trips, State Parks & Vintage shops, Historical stops (ie.FREE stuff!) Also, on my bucket list, I'd like to go to Antique Archealogy (American Pickers) since it's less than 2 hrs. away


Other Information:
I live in Iowa, surrounded by corn fields, great old barns, wildlife, beautiful sunsets, crazy-cool thunderstorms,ditches full of wildflowers,and the Amish .

I'm 58-years young (too immature to be old!). I enjoy Christian music & classic oldies (Beatles,Fleetwood Mac,Tears For Fears), I like watching Iowa Hawkeye Basketball, Grandslam Tennis , Recipe hunting (for 1-2) I LOVE to watch PBR (Professional Bull Riding) Don't know HOW I got hooked on that!?! ,Dancing with the Stars,Biggest Loser. I'm a huge Joyce Meyer fan...got the bumper sticker & the rhinestone JESUS pin! And,obviously!, I'm a BETTY B00P fan :) She's the BOMB!




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  • v PLUMLUM
    Sandy, I never thanked you for the welcome you gave me when I joined this group so a belated thank you. I am looking forward to getting to know you and all the overs in the group. I love you picture, but then again I am a fan of Betty Boop. Thanks Again

    Pam
    5335 days ago
  • v AEROFLOT57
    Sandy,

    I forget which websites I got some of the pics. I just go to google, type in Betty Boop pictures and browse around until I find ones I like. Also, I go to places that sell Betty Boop posters or whatever, and I right click on the picture of the poster that I like and save it to My pictures. You can find a lot of stuff that way.
    5336 days ago
  • v VICSICKLE
    hello again Sandy!
    You go to a diatition? (I can't spell to save my *** )
    I would like to but there is nothing available in my area. So do they have any good secrets or do i still have to sweat my *** off? Okay, I already know the answer, just like when i asked my gym if they could get an escalator because the stairmaster and i were fighting!!!!!! Anyway, good to hear from you. I haven't weighed in lately because i am scared to death that i have lost no weight! I have been busy, and it is hard to work out untill i have knee surgery. I wish you could call flapping my gums an aerobic excercise..........i would be a size 2!!! Anyway, let me know how it is going!
    Later
    Vicki
    5336 days ago
  • v no profile image OREGONHOPE
    Hi Sandy -- I love all of your pictures, but especially the Iowa Sunset. I'm originally from Iowa and most of my family still live there. I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

    Take Care, Michelle
    5339 days ago
  • v WANDAJ
    I love talking with you you are always so up beat -- but I am well over 20 I have had type II diabetis for 20 years -- I am actually 58 -- I have two children a girl and a boy -- My son is 6ft 4 and 350 lbs -- diabetic at age 38. My daughter is 35 an on her way to be a diabetic also -- I know that I taught them to eat -- to much -- the wrong things -- and to make themselves feel better --Now I am trying to teach them better ways to live -- I actually started out at 225 in March when the Dr. said insulin to me -- I said no -- I will take care of my self -- and it has worked my FBS is down to 80 to 110 and I must say I feel a lot better

    Love ya
    Wanda
    5344 days ago
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